Tag Archive | "Shapiro"

caregiving

How my caregiving stint reveals disturbing dark side

I always considered myself a nurturing person. Though I don’t have children, I am a classic hoverer and worrier — a regular Johnny-on-the-spot whenever friends or family require emotional or medical support.

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Internet shows true love despite adversity

Social media meets flashcards is what I thought while half-heartedly watching NBC news coverage of a photo that had gone viral on the Internet.

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Cheney’s heart transplant about freedom

I was taken aback by my less than enthusiastic reaction upon learning that former Vice President Dick Cheney had had a heart transplant.

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Money, retirement

Post work: Ways to ensure the good life

Through the years I have interviewed far too many financially strapped retirees, yet I am still moved by individuals who are wiped out by one catastrophic illness or who have not sufficiently calculated the amount needed to live in relative comfort.

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New Year's

Setting and keeping goals for New Year’s

At its heart, a resolution is a practice in self-delusion, doomed to failure. Right? At its heart, a resolution is a practice in self-delusion, doomed to failure. Right? So, why should we set ourselves up to fail?

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Bargain hunter on demise of Filene’s Basement

Modesty took a backseat to a bargain at the original Filene’s Basement in downtown Boston. As women stripped down to their bras and girdles in the middle of aisles to try on skirts, dresses or slacks, men stood on the stairs unabashedly ogling the scene below.

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